Depending on which polls you read, there’s an argument to be made that Donald Trump finally reached that much-ballyhooed “ceiling” of support over the last couple of weeks. Many late-deciding voters in several states went to Ted Cruz and John Kasich. Whether voters were concerned about Trump’s grasp of important national issues, his overblown waffle on the KKK, or simply preferred the other candidates, it looked like there was at least a small chance that he would not secure the nomination.
But that chance likely went up in smoke on Friday night, when a coalition of Bernie Sanders supporters, illegal immigrants, anti-American activists, and Black Lives Matter thugs used violence to shut down a Chicago Trump rally.
“Mr. Trump just arrived in Chicago and after meeting with law enforcement has determined that for the safety of all of the tens of thousands of people that have gathered in and around the arena, tonight’s rally will be postponed to another date,” the campaign said in a statement.
Predictably, Trump’s competitors, the Democratic candidates, and the liberal media is busy blaming Trump for the savage actions of these protesters. According to the narrative, Trump encourages this kind of violence with his racism and his speech and his views. Because what else can they say? It will be a cold day in hell before anyone in the mainstream media has the guts to say anything even slightly negative about black protesters. And of course, they aren’t about to look in the mirror and wonder if maybe – just maybe – they incited this violence themselves by devoting two straight days to nonstop coverage of that protester getting punched in the face. No, no. Just like they had nothing to do with what happened in Ferguson. They’re just reporting the facts, don’t you know?
On Saturday, you could already see the tide starting to shift online. Conservatives who desperately wanted to see Ted Cruz beat Trump are beginning to sing a different tune. You watch. That fabled “ceiling” of support just got shattered. For Trump supporters, this was always about something bigger than just making sure Hillary Clinton was defeated in November. It was about standing up to this sick, oppressive atmosphere of political correctness that has turned words like “white,” “Christian,” and “conservative” into synonyms for “evil.”
Now, voters for whom Trump is not exactly their ideal candidate are beginning to get it. If we’ve reached the point where Trump is held responsible for the ignorant animals who showed up in Chicago, something is seriously wrong. This isn’t a war for the presidency; this is a war for the soul of our country. And it’s becoming blatantly obvious that a great many Republicans are on the wrong side.